In this guide, I’ll show you how to install and use AllCast on FireStick. The steps apply to any Amazon Fire TV device, from Fire Stick Lite, FireStick 3rd Generation, Fire Stick 4K and 4K Max to Fire TV Cube. Before diving into the installation process, I’ll first discuss what AllCast is about and why it’s a worthy FireStick app.
What Is AllCast?
AllCast is a free app that lets you mirror your photos and videos from your smartphones, laptops, and other compatible devices onto FireStick.
Mobile devices let us watch videos, share and store our memories in photos and listen to our favorite music. Yet, sometimes, you want to watch a pet video, family photos, or a TikTok clip that your friend sent on a larger device, such as a smart TV or a desktop.
There are several ways to mirror media files on your Android or iOS device onto a TV, and one of them is using mirroring apps. If you are looking for an app to mirror your photos, music, and videos on your FireStick, let me introduce you to AllCast.
You can cast media files from your camera roll, cloud storage like DropBox, Google Drive, and Google+, or external storage like an SD card onto your TV.
The app is compatible with various streaming and smart devices, including Amazon FireStick, Roku, Xbox, Apple TV, and Chromecast. True to its tagline, AllCast lets you watch all your moments on TV. You can mirror different media files from your phone or tablet, from your engagement or wedding video, shared photos from friends and family, your pet’s cute videos, and your baby’s first steps, to downloaded media like music videos and movies.
AllCast is a decent app and does not require a complex setup or technical knowledge to cast media onto your TV. In addition, I found the app incredibly easy to use because it automatically searches for devices to connect to once you launch it.
To stream content from your phone on FireStick, you need the AllCast app on your mobile device, then install AllCast( receiver) on FireStick.
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Features of AllCast
There are several ways to mirror content from your mobile device onto your FireStick, yet some features make AllCast stand out from the rest. Below are the notable features of the app:
- The app lets you play audio files and videos and watch photos from your mobile device on the TV.
- You can cast media files from the devices’ internal, external, and cloud storage, including Picasa, DropBox, Google+, and Google Drive.
- It’s a free app with no subscription fees or plans.
- It’s compatible with multiple devices, including FireStick, Chromecast, Xbox, Roku, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, and AppleTV.
- The app doesn’t require signing up for an account to use.
How to Install AllCast on FireStick
AllCast is available on the Amazon App Store, making its installation onto the device straightforward. You only need to search for the app on the store and download it. Below are the steps to install AllCast on FireStick:
1. On your FireStick home screen, click the magnifying glass icon/Find.
2. Click Search.
3. Using your remote and the on-screen keyboard, type AllCast on the search bar. Alternatively, press the voice button on your remote and say AllCast. You can say something like, “Alexa, find AllCast.” Choose AllCast on the suggested results.
4. Select the AllCast app tile under Apps & Games and wait a few moments for the app information to load.
5. Click Get, then wait for the app to install.
6. When the installation finishes, click Open to launch the app.
You have successfully installed AllCast on your FireStick.
Wait! It looks like you are all set to start watching your favorite content on FireStick. But have you protected your online identity yet? You are under constant surveillance by the Government and ISP. Free streaming of copyrighted videos may get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, you can easily avoid online monitoring and safeguard your privacy with a trusted VPN on FireStick. A VPN will hide your IP address and online identity by encrypting your internet connection.
Please note that I am not encouraging you to violate any copyright laws. You should always watch the content available in the public domain. I am simply recommending the use of a VPN to maintain your privacy. You have every right to your privacy, which is constantly being breached these days.
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Step 2: Download and install ExpressVPN on FireStick
- Choose the Find > Search option on the FireStick home screen on the menu bar.
- Search for ExpressVPN.
- Click the ExpressVPN icon on the following window.
- Click Download or Get on the next window
Step 3: Open ExpressVPN once you have downloaded it. Sign in with your account.
Step 4: Choose a server and click the Connect/Power button
Put your mind at ease now! You have successfully secured your streaming activities with ExpressVPN.
Overview of the AllCast App
If you intend to use AllCast regularly, I recommend creating the app’s shortcut on your FireStick home screen. Doing this gives you quick access to the app, which saves the time you’d have used to find the app among the many apps and games on the device. Here’s our guide on how to create an app shortcut on FireStick.
From my experience, the AllCast app is easy to use. It has a fluid user interface, does not require signing up for an account, and automatically starts searching for casting devices when you launch it. In addition, the developer made the app as automatic and straightforward as possible, so when you launch it, it starts searching for pairing devices.
As I stated earlier, depending on your mobile device, you need the AllCast app for Android or iOS to cast content onto your FireStick. The two apps work hand in hand, the mobile one acting as the sender and the FireStick one acting as the receiver. Your mobile device and FireStick must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
To mirror content from your mobile device on FireStick, follow the below steps:
1. Launch AllCast app on your FireStick. You’ll see information on the home screen asking you to open the Android or iOS AllCast application to view photos and videos and play music.
2. Open the AllCast app on your mobile device. The mobile app will automatically start searching for a connected device. Your FireStick will show as AFMM.
3. Click on AFMM to connect your mobile device to FireStick.
4. Select the content you want to mirror on your FireStick and press play.
The menu on the mobile app lets you choose content from various categories to cast on the FireStick. These categories include the following:
- Gallery to select photos and videos
- Audio to play music, recordings, and other audio files
- Cloud for items stored in the cloud storage
These categories will vary depending on whether you use an Android or iOS device to cast content onto the FireStick.
AllCast lets you mirror your favorite moments, from camera roll photos and videos, shared videos, and downloaded files from your mobile device on your FireStick. Its fluid and straightforward user interface makes it easy to cast pictures, music, and videos on your larger FireStick screen. Moreover, the app is free to download from the Amazon App Store.
I hope you have learned how to install AllCast on FireStick. Have you installed and used it? Fill me in on your experience below in the comment section.
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